Sad Desk Salad [NOOK Book]

Overview

As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women's website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She's churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she's fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit's parent ...

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Sad Desk Salad

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Overview

As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women's website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She's churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she's fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit's parent company keeps close tabs on page views, Alex knows her job is always at risk.

So when an anonymous tipster sends her the year's most salacious story—a politico's squeaky-clean Ivy League daughter caught in a very R-rated activity—it's a no-brainer. But is Alex really willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her own life spiraling out of control.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062188359
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 188,100
  • File size: 418 KB

Meet the Author

Jessica Grose is a writer and editor. She was previously a senior editor at Slate and an editor at Jezebel. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, Marie Claire, Spin, and several other publications, and on Salon.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Clue two go to mean

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    LC

    Is dragged there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Slasher

    Attacks frank then disappears

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Frank

    Thirteen meth qiuter five feet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Im already a cop from diff patrol

    Im nook police department!!^_^ ~ashley

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Idiott

    FU.CK YOU, PO PO!!!!!! *Firebombs the station*

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

    SAD DESK SALAD takes a snarky and impassioned look at American s

    SAD DESK SALAD takes a snarky and impassioned look at American society through the eyes of Alex Lyons who has much more to offer than just snarky wit and charm. This tongue-in-cheek approach to the Internet way of life had me nearly in stitches at times, and at other times, I seriously questioned the sanity of our society. I mean, many Americans literally live for the latest antics of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Amanda Bynes and seek out the latest celebrity sex tape scandal like it’s a ticket to the Italian opera. We’re a crotch flashing, paparazzi attacking, reality show watching, screwed up society. The crazier you are, the more likely you are to actually get attention. We want immediate gratification, and whatever happened two hours ago is old news. Yes, folks, gnats actually have larger attention spans than we do, and it’s only going to get worse.

    Like Alex, I’d like to “state my opinion without being attacked by the judgment police every goddamn second.” But if you do write a controversial post, it’s important to stand by what you’ve written without feeling the need to defend yourself, even if the comments flood in like a broken dam. “The positive ones are ego inflating, and the negative ones can be soul raping, but if you let them get to you too much, you start pandering to the audience.”

    I loved the fact that the IMs were time stamped with hours, minutes, and seconds. That’s what we’ve reduced ourselves to people, even though we have 31,536,000 seconds in a year. And if you don’t use them properly, your life could follow Alex’s train wreck tendencies. Her out-of-control spiral resembled her sketchy hygiene, unwashed black eyelet muumuu, and penchant for Internet abbreviations. I cringe at the thought that we might actually enter a world where we can be BTD, BRB, DARFC, BTFO, CBB, DDG, and EMI all in the same sentence.

    If you don’t like to take yourself or your characters too seriously and you’d like to take a rather hilarious look at the extremist tendencies of our society, you’ll probably find yourself enjoying this read.

    Robert Downs
    Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Allyson

    A tall slender girl with waist length auburn hair pulled into abponytail. Shes wearing blu skinjy jeans, a light yellowtanktop and sunglasses. Her fingernails are perfecty manicured and yellow to match her shirt. She walks in confidently, dragging three suitcases. She stands studying a campus map

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Arleigh

    A tall 17 year old that has long blonde hair has no boyfriebd sexy and hard working athletic and smart sweet fierce and cocky. Wants to go to collwge

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Lottie

    A tall 18 year old girl with really curly Marie-Grace style blond hair and grey-blue eyes. Funny smart tomboy and sort of a rulebreaker. Bf none has a little sister named Jackie and an older brother named Chase. Also has a nephew named Jack and a neice named Sierra.~l_ottie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Bri

    Brow hair tall no bf loves to party looking for a sweet guy who will love her no mtter wht she does happy even when ppl make fun of her

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Vincent valintine

    Has gold eyes has silver eyes with gold streaks through his arm a secret one brother called seprioth valintine gf none

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    Posted March 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Jacob

    Hey. Heres my test...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Morgan

    Go to the book "desktop yoga"

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Are you look

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings




    Are you looking for a quick chick lit to read to put you in a good mood?  Are you a blogger and want to read a book about a fellow blogger?  This is the book to pick up, it was a perfect chick lit read for this blogger!  Although Alex and I have very different blogs, it was so fun to read a book that centers around a very consuming hobby of mine!  Alex blogs for a blog titled Chick Habit that specializes in the celebrity and issue related news that is happening here and now.  She spends most of her day on her couch looking for the next story that must be ready to go to "print" within 45 minutes of finding the news blurp.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Eh

    This book was a slow read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

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